20 Oct 2015
In the UK we have a very right wing media (papers etc.) and Tony Benn was often the person they liked to ridicule and misquote. He always "stuck to his guns" and talked much good sense.
He died aged 88 of a stroke in 2014 after a long political career. He is a UK politician many loved to hate. Personally I think he deserves to be better understood and seen as "his own man" and not the man hated by the right wing press. Someone said, "he was a principled politician". We have very few of these today.
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Benn .